Residents, staff and families at The Grove Care Home in Waltham near Grimsby got their annual Easter egg collection off to a great start last week. Local women’s refuge Women’s Aid supported the giving of eggs to local children. The collection was organised by David Emberson of J.W Emberson Funeral Directors on Macaulay Street in Grimsby.
J.W Emberson paired up with North East Lincolnshire’s Women’s Aid to help provide women and children with essential items most people take for granted and the egg collection is part of an ongoing collection. The charity supports women and children who become homeless as a result of domestic violence.
“Our Easter Egg collection will enable children in a difficult situation to have a small treat this Easter time” said Home Manager, Amanda Griffiths “Our residents are very keen to give to this fantastic cause and have been very generous“.
Resident Margaret Lamb got the ball rolling by donating the first egg and carer Elaine Smith has been fundraising to buy additional eggs by making name cards. Margaret Lamb, Sheila Dixon and Elsie Brown proudly show off the collection so far!
The Grove also held an Easter egg hunt for local children on Easter Sunday. Children were invited to come along and find clues hidden around the garden of the care home to win an Easter egg.